Welcome to the December/January edition of Urban Family Shanghai.
We are now approaching the end of the year, and I am sure those with school-aged children are busy with performances and end-of-year functions that have you running back and forth. As we reflect on 2018, it's been a pleasure to deliver our stories in each edition. We hope among all the hustle and bustle you have taken time out to enjoy reading what we put together and found it of value to your Shanghai life. From the quintessential travel experiences to our mind, body and soul edition, we aim to write stories that you can hold on to and review again in the future.
This brings us to our latest edition, Looking Forward (p18). This month, we traveled around town delving into developments on the horizon for 2019. Check out some urban planning projects and city-wide initiatives that will take place next year and beyond.
Life and Wellbeing (p6) is jam-packed with the personalities that shape the city. In My Shanghai, we interviewed Heather Kaye, cofounder of FINCH Designs, and talked about her eco-friendly swimwear. We also revisited previous interviews and asked what we can look forward to from their businesses in 2019. Also, check out our Editor's Picks for where to stop as you make your way down Anfu Lu.
As the cold weather takes over, head to Food and Fun (p26) for eight winter-warming dishes and where to find them to keep you sustained during the harsh Shanghai winter. So, rug up and venture out to enjoy.
In Entertainment (p32), we give you a winter watchlist of the best family-friendly movies from 2018, from the highjinx of Peter Rabbit to the Incredibles 2 adventures. We also reviewed Australian tap dance sensation Dein Perry's TAP DOGS, inspired by the creator's childhood in the industrial town of Newcastle, Australia. Don't miss our interview with Shanghai student, Sevi Ettinger, a talent to watch in the future as she takes on songwriting with a cause.
As I finish off, I have a simple quote from the much-loved Mr. Incredible: "You are my greatest adventure." I think all of us can relate this to something in our life. For me, it's my time here in China with my family and the friendships I have created, which extends to the Urban Family team. So, on behalf of us all, I wish you a happy holidays. Safe travels over the festive season, and we look forward to coming back to you in 2019.